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$306,000,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) Sold for Just 18 Cents? Crypto Trader Says Coinbase Order Book Shows Huge Blunder – The Daily Hodl


A crypto trader and technical analyst says he spotted a massive blunder while skimming the order book on the leading US crypto exchange Coinbase.

The pseudonymous analyst, who goes by the name Captain Scio, posted an image of the exchange’s trade history on Sunday showing that someone picked up 42,085 Bitcoin (BTC) worth $306 million for just 18 cents.

“Just saw this happen in the daily. 42,000 BTC at 18 cents? That’s a heavy error and overload for Coinbase.”

Coinbase Bitcoin (BTC) Order Book
Source: CaptainScio/Twitter

Although Coinbase has not released a statement on the unusual trade or confirmed whether it actually went through, the company says it reserves the right to reverse any transaction linked to a major technical error.

“All Fills are final and will not be reversed unless:

    • Coinbase is compelled to do so by any applicable law or regulation; or
    • Due to a serious technical error, Orders or Fills do not occur as specified in these Rules – in which case Coinbase will make all reasonable efforts to restore all Traders to the position they would have been in had the error not occurred.”

This isn’t the first time traders have tracked a major price glitch on Coinbase.

Back in January of this year, a separate Coinbase issue reportedly sent the price of XRP to $8,341, and in December of 2018, traders spotted a flash crash on Coinbase Pro (formerly GDAX) that apparently allowed traders to buy Ethereum at $13.

Ethereum is currently trading at $164.54, up 14.66%, while XRP is at $0.1936, up 8.05%, and Bitcoin is at $7,252, up 6.85%, according to data compiled by CoinMarketCap.

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